The Cost of Visit-based Home Care for up to Two Weeks in the Last Three Months of Life: A Pilot Study of Community Care Based at a Hospice-athome Service in South East of England

Stephen Spiro, Alison Ward (Lead / Corresponding author), Judith Sixsmith, Anne Graham, Sue Varvel

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    Abstract

    The cost of visit-based community care based around a 24/7 hospice-at-home (HatH) service in the last 3 months of life was assessed. Thirty families completed a health and social carediary of at-home visits over twoweeks following contact with the HatH night service. Diaries captured 333 days of care provision, averaging 11 diary days per family, 708 health care professional and carer visits, lasting 604 hours at a cost of £20,192 ($24,946). Hat H care, integrated with community support, seems an economic proposition but highlights the complexities of assessing cost of end of life care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)203-213
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
    Volume37
    Issue number4
    Early online date5 Nov 2020
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Keywords

    • Hospice-at-home
    • costs
    • Community
    • End-of-life

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